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Giovanni Innella

Country(activity based):
Netherlands/Japan
Genre:
Design

Profile

Born in 1982. Graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2008.
Recent 5 main activities are The Life Fair / 2016 / Het Nieuwe Instituut of Rotterdam(title/year/venue), GeoMerce / 2015 / Fuorisalone di Milano, Design Destinations / 2014 / MAXXI of Rome, , Phenomenal / 2015 / Museo MAdRE of Naples.

Educated as an industrial and conceptual designer and as a design theorist and historian, Giovanni works seamlessly across the fields of design and art, as an author, curator and critic. During his career he has exhibited at the International Design Biennale of Saint-Etienne, the Fuorisalone of Milan and the Van Abbemuseum of Eindhoven, amongst other venues. His work has been published on international magazines such as FlashArt, Domus and on academic journals. Giovanni's jewellery piece for brand CHP...? is part of the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum of 's-Hertogenbosch. Besides running his own studio, Giovanni is also an Assistant Professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology (Tokyo Metropolitan University), Japan.

About works / performance

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Skin of a Monobloc Chair 2007, Silicone, 210cm X 100cm

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Skin of Hella Jongerius Red and White Vase Exhibited at Van Abbemuseum 2008, Silicone, 180cm X 80cm

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Representation of a Design Magazine 2008, Copy of Wallpaper Magazine, 40cm X 30cm

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Skin of a Joe Colombo Universale Chair 2 2008, Silicon, 200cm X 110cm

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Design Queens, Li Edelkoort 2013, Inkjet print on lotion mask, 20cm X 20cm


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Corredo 2015, Ceramics, 40cm X 36cm
Photo: Guido Fassio

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Rolling Stones 2015, Marble, 120cm X 80cm
Photo: Guido Fassio

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GeoMerce 2015, cast resin, leaves, metal, wood, 30cm X 40cm
Project with Gionata Gatto
Photo: Matteo Cremonini

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GeoMerce 2015, cast resin, leaves, metal, wood, 30cm X 40cm
Project with Gionata Gatto
Photo: Matteo Cremonini

Comment

Giovanni’s research focuses on the way design is represented, its rhetoric, aesthetics and the way it is consumed by the broader public. On these themes, Giovanni has built a body of works that goes under the name of Design and Its Double. This on-going exploration represents a critique to design articulated in both written and visual forms. As an author, Giovanni often adopts artistic processes and techniques to research and learn about social and economic phenomena. For him, art represents a tool to better understand design.
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